ISLAMABAD - NAB is determined to eradicate corruption under the dynamic leadership of incumbent Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal.

Corruption is mother of all evils and a major hurdle in progress of Pakistan but it is a privilege for Pakistan that the NAB is a role model for entire SAARC countries. Owing to outstanding performance of NAB, Pakistan’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has been decreased from 175 position to 116. Pakistan is the only country whose corruption perception index is persistently on declining trend. The performance of NAB has been lauded by the SAARC countries, including India.

Pakistan and China have already inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for eradication of corruption. Pakistan and China would jointly work for ensuring transparency in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). NAB is only anti-corruption institution which is playing a vital role in recovering the looted money from the culprits. The NAB during last year 2017 has recovered Rs50 billion from corrupt and deposited in the national exchequer last year. This reflects excellent performance of NAB. The reports of renowned national and international organisations like PILDAT, Transparency International and World Economic Forum also confirms excellent performance of NAB.

The Chairman NAB in short span of about six months transformed NAB into a vibrant, proactive and credible institute to eradicate corruption from the country. The Chairman NAB has termed eradication of corruption as his topmost priority. That is why he had adopted “Accountability for All” Policy against corruption. He has ordered filing early hearing pleas of 1,138 pending references in various Accountability Courts so that about Rs900 billion of innocent people could be recovered from corrupt people and deposited in the national exchequer. A total of 1138 references were being heard by various NAB courts.

The under trial cases included 347 references of NAB Lahore, 275 references of NAB Karachi were under trial. As many as 185 references of NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 97 references of NAB Balochistan, 171 cases of Rawalpindi, 34 references of Multan 29 references of NAB Sukkur are currently under trial in various Accountability Courts and the culprits could be punished by the courts.

Under the dynamic leadership of Justice Javed Iqbal, various complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations have been authorised after due deliberation and consultation. The NAB has also filed 197 corruption references in various Accountability courts during the last six months of the tenure of Justice Javed Iqbal.

The Chairman NAB is determined to make Pakistan corruption-free and he believes in punishing the people who try to create hurdles in the economic growth, progress and prosperity of the country.

Chairman NAB has decided to listen to the people's grievances on the last Thursday of each month which proved very successful. He has also ordered all regional bureaus that they should listen to the people's grievances on every last Thursday of each month. Due to this reason, people’s trust in NAB is increasing day by day as eradication of corruption is the voice of the nation and efforts of Justice Javed Iqbal in eradication of the menace have been widely acknowledged.